DGO’s weekend picks in or near Durango

by DGO Web Administrator

Experimental music off the alleyDurango’s got a new band! Public Pleasures will be playing at Sweet 101 at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 3. Ambient techno artist Kevin Greenspon, Iowa pop rock artist Karen Meat, and the complex, jazzy avant-everything Dana T will also be touring through.

All ages. No alcohol. $5.

Sweet 101’s in the alley behind 858 Main Ave.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/DGOSweet101

Book it to White RabbitWhite Rabbit Books and Curiosities, 128 W. 14th St., Unit C, holds its second annual Book Sale/Yard sale on Saturday and Sunday, June 3-4. The White Rabbit Garden will overflow with 50-plus boxes of books all marked down from 50 cents to $1.

Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. If you haven’t been there, it’s on the Animas River Trail near the Powerhouse Science Center.

Bonus event: From 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, DGO staff writer Patty Templeton will facilitate a writers’ workshop. Writers are encouraged to bring excerpts of any genre to share and gain feedback on. Free. Registration required at 970-259-2213.

Info at https://www.facebook.com/whiterabbitbooksandcuriosities

Folk fusion at the StraterSweetwater String Band and Six Dollar String Band bring soulgrass and old time twang to the Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave., on Thursday, June 1.

Show 7 p.m. to 10.

Tix $15 to $20.

Details: www.henrystratertheatre.com

Plays as prose at the DACOver 100 playwrights submitted 10-minute plays, and the DAC, 802 East Second Ave., has narrowed it down to their top five finalists. There will be a free reading of the finalists from 7 p.m. to 9, Friday, June 2.

Judges will pick a Grand Prize Winner that’ll get $500 and the audience votes on a People’s Choice Award to receive $100.

ABQ folk fest throws downSouth American rhythms will roll out of Baracutanga; Bayou Seco’s got your Cajun creole; and indie Americana duo Bébé La La will harmonize you to joy – and that ain’t even all. The Albuquerque Folk Festival has a stacked lineup of honky tonk to southwestern-tinged tunes to keep you going all day, Saturday, June 3.

There are group jams scattered throughout the day, music workshops, food vendors, a craft show, and storytelling sessions all crammed into what looks to be a fantastic day at the Albuquerque Balloon Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum Drive NE, in Albuquerque.

Gates open at 10 a.m. Activities start at 10:30.

$15 advance, $20 at the gate.

Fest deets: http://abqfolkfest.org

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